Who’d Believe It? | Digital Flotsam

Who’d Believe It? | Digital Flotsam

PW Fenton

You are hearing this story for the first time. No one in my family has heard this story before either. I don’t know why. I just never told it.

Most of the music is by The Beau Hunks, those wonderful purveyors of glorious music from the past.

And there is a bit of music by Randy Newman from the film “Avalon“.
And of course the theme music comes from my favorite band “3 Blind Mice“.

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Stendhal Syndrome | Digital Flotsam

Stendhal Syndrome | Digital Flotsam

PW Fenton

Another of the “Lost Episodes”. Originally published a couple of years ago it was taken off line because of rights issues. Now it’s back, with new music, and it’s better than ever.

You will hear…

The classical music of Giacomo Puccini is featured most, and one aria “O mio babbino caro” most of all. Hard to recommend one particular recording.

Statue Got Me High” by They Might Be Giants

Tourist” by Jacob, from the CD “Just A Tourist Here

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Advanced Look: KoPoint Season Three

kopoint_logo_transparent_smallestKoPoint Season Three will officially begin on Monday, February 11th. Show production is already underway.

KoPoint programs are rolled together in tightly packaged ‘seasons’ (1, 2). Each season features a handful of carefully crafted shows. Hosts gather on weeknights at the KoPoint studio and record structured conversations as episodes. Episodes from each program are rolled weekdays on the primary KoPoint site and feed.

Time between seasons is spent examining and improving content, tweaking website and distribution platforms, negotiating with underwriting partners, and testing future projects.

Season Three will feature our strongest slate of programs to date:

We’ll also continue to exclusively syndicate several stellar programs:

Several shows will emerge as the season progresses, a zombie storytelling show, a travel program, a yet-to-be titled storytelling show featuring members of the NYC stand-up comedy community, and AFK On Air.

KoPoint Season Three is our second year as a podcast content company. The first year was spent learning how to create and package great content. During our second year, in an effort to emphasize quality over quantity, KoPoint will refine both our content and web presence.

Thanks for listening. Stay tuned.


The Death Wish Edition | Digital Flotsam

The Death Wish Edition | Digital Flotsam

The ways I tried to hold my life to less than a decade. It’s a wonder I am still here.

Some fine folks, living and dead, contributed to the making of this episode…


Theme Music – 3 Blind Mice
“Chicken Half” by Sugarman Three
“Blues Garden” by F11
“What! Not Another Greasy Spoon” by Hank Marr
“Dangerous” by The Moot
“LS 06-17-05″ by Larry Seyer
Gregorian Chants (700 AD)

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Isn’t Life A Moment? | Digital Flotsam

Isn’t Life A Moment? | Digital Flotsam

PW Fenton

I’ve returned to an older way of creating shows. When I first started doing them, I would just start putting something together. I would decide when it was nearing completion if it had any kind of unifying theme. Usually it did. That’s when I would add the intro and outro. The whole show would seem like it was more planned than it actually was. The idea of “themes” was so successful the cart slowly passed the horse, and it evolved into a process where I would first come up with a theme and then struggle to support it with content. That made it much more difficult, and was one of the things that slowed down the frequency of releases. So I’m going to try and do them the original way. Maybe it will improve the rate at which they get done.

Today’s show contains lotsa cool independent music, and even a bit of “old media” music that I used sparingly under the “fair use doctrine” as in illustrative example.

“Message In A Bottle” (snippet) by The Police
“Rocker In A Rocker” by Dr. Oakroot
“Two Sisters” by Fiction Plane
“What! Not Another Greasy Spoon” by Hank Marr
“Someone Is Crazy” by Jonathan Coulton
“Derek Malone” by 3 Blind Mice

…and of course, as always, thanks to 3 Blind Mice for the great theme music.

The photograph attached to this episode was taken by Susan Bonkowski. The picture shows her then 99 year old grandfather playing his mandolin on the patio. My story about “The Police” made me think of him. He was my grandfather-in-law.

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